In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the pope defending himself against critics, a historic deal with Iran is made, and the archbishop of Philadelphia weighs in on the firing of a married lesbian teacher.

“today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.” (Pope Francis)

Today's Reading: “All things have been handed over to me by my Father.” (Matthew 11:27)

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